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hello. here is what people are talking about today. extreme heat hits maryland.
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a heat advisory now in effect. temperatures around the city are on the rise. people are doing all they can to stay cool. that goes for workers in our area as well. this construction crew beating the heat. we spoke with them earlier. taking a live look now at the inner harbor. it's not just the heat, it's the humidity making it dangerous out there. we are live with first warning weather coverage. first let's go to bernadette woods tracking these souring temperatures. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. heat add advisory now in effect through 8 o'clock tomorrow. take a look right now in all the orange shaded counties, that's where we're seeing the heat advisory. it's because temperatures and combined humidity. 91 as far as the temperatures goes. look at the dew point at 70. that's very high. when you factor the two together it feels like 97 in
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baltimore, so -- 101 in easton. as head through the -- as we head through the afternoon the temperatures are going to start rising. we're forecasting a high of 98. that would put our heat index from the 100 to 106 range. that's the kind of day you want to be smart, take it slower and be safe out there and make sure you look after the elderly and pets and the kids. so for more on the forecast, that will be coming up shortly. >> thank you. we continue with adam may live with more on the dangerous heat and how you can stay safe. >> reporter: some people love the hot weather. in reality it can be dangerous. hospitals are preparing for an influx of patients that could be suffering from heatstroke. >> the first official day of summer. >> it's already 102. >> not quite, but it might feel close to that. >> i hate summers. >> why
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? >> too hot. >> a -- especially for runners. >> how are you holding up running in this heat? >> i'm not. i'm almost done. >> battle ltimore city declared a code red with the mayor urging people to -- >> prepare, care for their as a vulnerable neighbors and to stay out of the heat. >> that's what these students plan on doing. you will be in the library. the weather draws some out doors. >> i love baltimore summers. i think they're great. i really love them. >> even with the heat? >> even with the heat. i love the heat, i love the sun. >> this family took the day off work. >> we have a baby pool for him so he'll be spraying himself in the hose and keeping cool that way. >> you might jump in there with him? >> i might. >> re laxing in the sun recommends changing eating habits on days like this. >> eat a lot of fresh fruits
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and vegetables, stay away from heavy foods. >> doctors have this device. >> drink plenty of fluids, clear fluids could could be -- would be best. >> reporter: so the warning signs of heatstroke include dark urine, light headed, dizziness. if you experience this, head off to the shade, get some ice and water. if your condition don't improve, head to the hospital or a doctors office to make sure you're okay. reporting live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. back to you. >> great advice. thank you. be sure to stay with wjz 13 for first warning weather coverage. we will continue to update your weather forecast through out the die and bring you the latest at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. john leopld is in court right now. prosecutors and defense lawyers are squaring off
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in a preliminary hearing. mike hellgren has more on why leopold's lawyers are arguing for the case to be thrown out. >> reporter: he will not be showing up for this. they want the case dismissed because they say the indictment is flawed too vague. there's nothing in the county charter that prohibits what he did. here's a closer look at where the allegations stand. >> county executive stayed in off after a rough 3 and a half months since his indictment. he's charged with four counts of misconduct in office. he is always denying wrong doing. >> in a court of law both sides can be heard, the evidence and the arguments on both side of the table. i'm confident when all the relevant facts are noun that we will pre-- known we will
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prevail. >> he's resisted calls to step down. >> it will become once word spreads of this indictment the laughing stock of the country. >> they say he used his police detail to help him keep girlfriends from one another. they say he abused his public trust using public personnel has his private service. >> i'm confident in the facts of this case and that gives me the confidence to know that once the citizens hear both sides of the story they will have a complete and full understanding of this case. >> reporter: now, the judge has yet to rule on dismissing any parts of this indictment. the judge is dennis sweny. he's the judge that presided over the case of sheila dixon. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you.
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that trial is expected to get understood way the day after -- underway the day after labor day. sandusky will not take the stand in his own defense. the defense rested just moments ago. yesterday sandusky's wife, dotty, testified, telling jurors she remembered six of her husband's accusers staying over night at their house. she said she did not see or hear any inappropriate contact. the former penn state assistant coach pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges, including child rape. the family friend accused of killing philicia barns enters court. barns family was in the courtroom all wearing purple in support of fee leisha. the teenager -- philicia. the teenager disappeared here in 2010. johnson is accused of strangling barns. it's her sister's ex-boyfriend. a new york man is charged
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with the murder of another man in carroll county. he stabbed a co-worker to death at their cleaning companies job site. they were cleaning the martin super market on london town boulevard when an altercation took place. the victim who has not been identified was stabbed several times in his chest. he was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. lawson is now charged with second degree murder. an update to a story wjz was first to tell you about last night at 11:00. a teenager shot in howard county was found lying in a field. this is the scene at old frederick road last night. police say the 15-year-old who lives in baltimore county was taken to that location and shot as he golt out of -- got out of his car. he's in stable but critical condition. a 20 # -- $2,000 reward is being offered for
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information. the suspect in dewy, delaware's first murder was found dead. he appears to have killed himself by a drug over dose. police believe the two were sharing a motel. they say it was an isolated case. a heads up for drivers traveling near the bay and key bridges. a ship carrying cranes will drive under there today. to avoid distracting drivers the bridges will close. if you're in the market for a new job you're in luck today. united health care announced its plans to add 335 jobs to the baltimore area. it will support the company's newly acquired xl
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health division. still to come on wjz eyewitness news this noon, asking for a sigh lum. the man in charge of the wick ki website is seeking protection. where he is now. >> more trouble for alex baldwin. >> a heat advisory is in effect with the heat index climbing over 100. when will we see some relief? stick arnold -- around for the updated forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,
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a nutritious cereal that makes everybody happy? like i said, wow. [ male announcer ] chex cereal. five flavors. good and gluten free. it's partly cloudy and 93 in central maryland right now. your complete forecast is coming up. the founder of wikileaks is making a last ditch effort to avoid extradition to sweden. authorities say julian assange is seeking political asylum. he's wanted for questioning over two alleged sexual assaults. he said the allegations are political pay back for leaking thousands of secret u.s. documents on his website. former egypt president hosni mubarak is said to be in a coma. he was reported as dead but the
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egypt military says the 84-year-old is dwal actually -- actually in a coma. his heart and other vital organs are said to be functioning. he has been taken off life support. the military has been ruling egypt since his out last year. firefighters battling the high park fire in northern colorado are getting some help today. soldiers with the national guard will help fight the flames. the nearly 2 week old fire has burned close to 60,00 0 acres. it's 55% contained at this point. it's destroyed 200 homes and left one person dead. alex baldwin is denying acquisitions he hit a photographer outside. he got upset when photos were taken of him. he said a photographer was actually the aggress or and he was just protecting himself.
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welcome back. the sun is shining and you can feel it
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outside. that's why a heat add advisory is now in effect through tomorrow at 8 o'clock. it's the first day of summer. it feels like it outside. 93 in baltimore, already 93 in dc. when you factor in these high dew points it makes it feel even hotter outside. 98 is what it feels like. already feeling like 100 in easton and 99 in dc chlth -- in dc. it started over the midway and now it's making its way to the east coast. a lot of cities are facing potential record high temperatures this afternoon. 91 in boston, 88 in chicago. now for us, you see these are the two areas with the core of the high heat index. in the zone 100 to 105, that's right on top of us. that's not only today, but also tomorrow. after that a cold front comes our way. it's going to knock down the heat a little bit. right now we're
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looking at a few clouds out there. the cold front approaches tomorrow afternoon. the chance for a shower or thunderstorm but it comes through on friday with better chance. that's something we will watch and keep you updated on. on the waters, this is something else going on, tropical storm chris is way out there. it's going to continue to move away from the united states. it's not an issue for us. one issue that could develop could become tropical storm debby. we will monitor that also. today's forecast, up to 98 outside. the record is 100. we will be close. down to 73 tonight. tomorrow we do it again, 99, the record for tomorrow is 100. we will be very close. after that our temperatures come down a little bit. we're still talking 90s for friday and upper 80s to around 9 -- 9 # 0 over the weekend -- 90 over the weekend. sunday afternoon the oriels
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are are back on, see -- are back on, see the birds take on the nationals on wjz 13. still to come on wjz eyewitness news this noon, catching some rays could help ward off a certain kind of cancer. >> wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on at this hour. for instant updates for all today,,,,,,,,,,,
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new research shows weight loss surgery can reverse the effects of kidney disease. doctors looked at severely obese people with the condition. they found a year after surgery those patients saw significant improvement in kidney function. weight loss lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels. people who live in sunny areas are less likely to get pancreas cancer, especially if their fair skinned. those with more sensitive skin had a 49% lower risk. they say more studies are needed to determine the exact link. they say you should still wear your sunscreen. be sure to check in with wjz eyewitness news today at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00.
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how people are trying to beat the heat and when we can expect temperatures to start to cool down. the defense rests in the jerry sandusky child sex abuse trial. what's next in the case. join us for these stories and all the day's breaking news right after dr. phil. please stay with us, bernadette will hav before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it.
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down there because it's going to be another hot one. heat advisories in effect going up to 98 today. tomorrow going up to 99. chance for a shower or thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon. a couple thunderstorms are possible on friday as the cold front comes through. it's still hot behind that front. again the chance for a shower monday. we really cool it down the middle part of next week. >> unreal. thank you. don't miss tonight's cbs prime time line up. it's followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. the denvers zoo's latest edition can be seen by the public. a cub was born in april and is the first birth in 16 years. it's believed there are fewer than 40 of the animal s in the wild. >> he is cute.
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